Kelly Berg was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1986 and raised just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has maintained a studio in Los Angeles since 2009. Berg’s paintings explore natural phenomena and landscape through mixed media layering techniques, expressing a world that is simultaneously futuristic and primordial. Berg’s work has been featured in exhibitions at local, national and international venues including The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (Lancaster, CA), The Manhattan Beach Art Center (Manhattan Beach, CA), The Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery at Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, CA), The Carnegie Art Museum (Oxnard, CA), The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at University of Nevada (Las Vegas, NV), and the Art 1307 Cultural Institution at the Villa di Donato (Naples, Italy).
In April of 2019, Berg completed an artist residency at Art 1307 Cultural Institution in Naples, Italy and created a painting inspired by Mount Vesuvius Volcano which was in view from the studio. This work was included as a part of the exhibition “Affari di Famiglia” at the Villa di Donato in Naples along with several additional works by Berg, her husband artist Andy Moses, and father-in-law artist Ed Moses. In 2017 Berg taught a mixed media painting workshop as a guest artist for the Teen Summer Art Experience at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa, Hawaii. During this time and the following summer in 2018, she created a series of Monotype prints at the Donkey Mill Art Center inspired by her stay on the island.